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Undercover Gunmen Open Fire At Palestinian Stone-Throwers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 10.09.2015 | World

At least two Palestinians were wounded by gunmen disguised as fellow protesters in a group of men throwing stones at Israeli security force...

Israel Destroys Palestinian Militants' Homes After Netanyahu Promises 'Strong Hand'

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the homes of two Palestinian militants in east Jerusalem, the army's first concrete...

Palestine/ Israel: Only an Imposed Solution Will Work

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

This conflict is not the only one in the Middle East, but a solution would send a strong signal of hope that solutions even for very intractable disputes are possible. Fortunately, both sides overwhelmingly agree on the key aspects of a viable solution: two states within the 1967 borders, with some mutual border adjustments.

Palestine's Flag Rises: A Moment of Hope for a People Awaiting Freedom

Mahmoud Abbas | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Mahmoud Abbas

On the vote to raise our flag at the U.N., the international community demonstrated its solidarity with the Palestinian people. Now it must act with urgency to seize the momentum from this symbolic gesture and provide a clear plan to end the illegal Israeli occupation, uphold human rights and achieve justice. It is time to finally achieve the independence of the State of Palestine, peacefully resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict -- the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict -- as was promised long ago.

Israel Approves Harsher Punishment For Palestinian Stone-Throwers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.24.2015 | World

Israel’s Security Cabinet on Thursday unanimously approved harsher punishments for those throwing rocks, firebombs and fireworks. The new rules...

Time To Make Up: Netanyahu And Obama Will Meet At White House

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House in November for his first meeting with President Barack Obama sinc...

Stepping out of My Bubble: An American Muslim's Journey to Jerusalem

Parvez Ahmed | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Parvez Ahmed

Given my long public record of correcting misperceptions about Islam and championing the rights of American Muslims, why was I consorting with the so-called "enemy"?

Israel's Fault Lines Spill Onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 09.06.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel's multiple fault lines -- secular vs. religious, Jewish vs. Palestine and controversial calls for a boycott of the Jewish state -- are exploding on the soccer pitch.

Huckabee's Ahistorical Israel Policy May Face Criticism -- From Reagan

Dallin Van Leuven | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Dallin Van Leuven

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's August campaign trip to Israel challenged longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and the Palestinian territories.

A Year Ago, a Cease-Fire Was Announced in Gaza. But This Boy's Life Had Already Changed Forever.

Mohammed Omer | Posted 08.28.2015 | World
Mohammed Omer

JABALYA Refugee Camp, Northern Gaza -- Children that are left behind are usually taken on by extended family members, but the scars prove hard to heal. The trauma of losing a limb, or a loved one, is likely to endure long after the smell of explosives and decomposing bodies begins to fade.

Israel and Hamas Appear to Be Advancing Towards Ending the Siege on the Gaza Strip

Daniel Sobelman | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Daniel Sobelman

One year into the cease-fire agreement that ended last summer's 50-day war in the Gaza Strip, Israel and Hamas appear to be advancing toward a series of understandings -- an agreement, even -- that would practically end the siege on the Gaza Strip and bring long-term quiet to the area. The agreement talks are being mediated by former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who three months ago stepped down as the longtime envoy of the international Quartet.

August Rush: Palestinians and Allenby Crossing

Mariam Barghouti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics
Mariam Barghouti

As a result of an Israeli ban, Palestinians with West Bank IDs do not possess the option to travel through Ben Gurion airport as thousands of Israeli and carriers of foreign passports do. Instead, Palestinians carrying a West Bank ID must travel through the King Hussein/Allenby crossing.

Congresswoman Asks For Investigation Into Israeli Shooting Of Two Palestinian Teens

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) has requested the State Department open an investigation into whether the killing of two Palestinian teen...

Israel Says It Killed 5 Militants In Syrian Golan Heights Strike

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

AMMAN/JERUSALEM, Aug 21 (Reuters) -- Israel said it killed at least five Palestinian militants in an air strike on the Syrian Golan Heights on Friday...

Israel Suspends Detention Of Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoner

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order against a Palestinian prisoner who has been on a hu...

Palestinian Man Shot Dead After Stabbing Trooper, Israeli Police Say

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.17.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A Palestinian man was shot dead on Monday by Israeli police troopers after he stabbed and lightly wounded one of them a...

Netanyahu Appoints Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As UN Envoy

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Friday that Israel’s next ambassador to the United Nations will be Danny D...

Israel and Palestine Play High Stakes Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.11.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.

IDF Soldiers Kill Palestinian Who Stabbed Israeli

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.09.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who stabbed an Israeli man at a petrol station in the occupied West Bank on Sunda...

Israel Cracks Down On Jewish Extremists

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel intensified its crackdown on Jewish extremists Sunday, jailing two high-profile ultranationalist Israelis for ...

An Inspiring Look Into A Gaza Neighborhood Filled With Color

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

In the Al Zaytoun neighborhood of Gaza, residents have transformed a conflict-stricken area into a vibrant work of art. Formerly bare d...

Israel Struggles With Racist Underground

James Dorsey | Posted 08.05.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Israeli leaders have condemned the firebombing as an act of terrorism and are keen to stop elements of the underground from threatening the fabric of Israeli society by escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

2039: In 2027, Israel's IDF Destroys Iran's Nuclear Capability

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

The year is 2039. The ten-year nuclear agreement of 2016 had ended. The Iranians fully implemented their responsibilities for little more than the first four years--just until all the US and EU sanctions were lifted.

Israelis Stage 'Sleep-In' To Save Palestinian Village

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics
Van Winkle's

Does a "sleep-in" have the power to make a difference in the Middle East? One group of Israelis think so. This week, Israeli peace activists began a sleep-in protest in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susiya to prevent the Israeli army from demolishing it, as reported by The Independent.

Israeli Soccer Violence Moves Racism up the Government's Agenda

James Dorsey | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.